(By Greg Rourke) – As the season for automotive events winds down here in the Midwest, some of us head into the garage to work on projects. I don’t have any projects, not even a lawn mower, so I’m parking my fat ass on leather reclining furniture to watch a few gearhead classic movies.
In the 70’s, before Brian or Chad were born, drive in movie screens were full of trucksploitation flicks. Every AM radio station was playing C.W. McCalls “Convoy” pretty much 24/7, everyone had a CB radio mounted under the dash of fake wood paneled station wagons, and trucking culture became popular. At least the parts the general populace thought they knew about became popular. Before “Smokey and the Bandit”, before “Convoy”, and before James Brolin was the “Steel Cowboy”, there was “White Line Fever”.
Here’s the trailer to this cinematic tour de force – White Line Fever!